Delta Amateur Radio Club (https://kl7drc.org/),. is sponsoring a HAM Radio General License Class 24-25 February and 02 - 03 March.
Time is 9:30 am - 5:00 pm each day. Location is Mt. McKinley Bank building in the conference room.
We will be administering testing for HAM Radio Technician, General and Extra Licenses at approximately 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 3. The testing is open to everyone, please contact John Bruce prior to March 3, if you would like to test.
There is a small administrative fee of $10 for the test session.
We will be utilizing the ARRL General Class License Manual, (Tenth Edition).. We recommend those wishing to test to start studying now.
Please contact John, KL4O at 813-313-9964 or email@example.com with any questions and to let us know you are coming for the classes and/or the test. We will accept test applicants in the community not taking the class but would like to be notified in advance to get registered and set up properly. We ask for no test takers unless they have been studying or taken the class as we are donating our personal time for this.
The December membership meeting will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, 9 December 2020 via the KL7DRC repeater (444.6+ PL 103.5), concurrently with the Wednesday Night Net, due to the ongoing COVID restrictions. The Club will send out information on a telephone conference dial-in for those not able to attend via the repeater. Agenda will include a review of 2020 accomplishments, vision and way-ahead for 2021 and regular club officer reports."
Members who have donated either equipment or cash to the club during the 2020 tax year can potentially deduct these amounts from their returns, as DARC is a tax-exempt non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Please send an itemized list of contributions to Mr. Dean Jazzo, DARC Treasurer, for a receipt. Also, keep DARC in mind if you are considering a donation for taxes in 2020."
The regular monthly membership meeting of the D.A.R.C. was held at the Diamond Willow Inn on Tuesday, 10 November and inaugurated the first annual D.A.R.C. Thanksgiving Potluck! Club members enjoyed the typical Thanksgiving meal, with Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and a wonderful selection of sides provided by individual members. A big 73 goes out to Sherri and Gordon Decker, owners of the hotel, Mrs. Shawna Kinsman, our club "Chef" who cooked the turkey and basics, and to each and every club member who participated and brought in a wide variety of delicious dishes. A great event was had by all!
DARC Members: Just a friendly reminder that the club will be holding an ARES Emergency Exercise in conjunction with ARRL S.E.T. next Saturday, 3 October from 9am until noon. I have the following members or guests signed up:
Brian - KL2AV
Dean - KC7FWK
Scott - KL5AO
Val - KL5AQ
John - KL4O
Jerry - KL7EDK
Bill - KL7IDA
ARES Alert messaging will begin at the end of next week prior to Saturday. To sign up please PM me or send an email. This will be a fun, weather event-related exercise and we'll practice ICS-213 and Radiogram message formatting and sending, Net communications and coordination. Everyone is invited to join in! 73 - Jeff, KL2NL
DARC Members: Good news! We received our acceptance letter today from the IRS and we're officially a tax exempt organization! A big THANK YOU to Dean KC7FWK for his efforts to get this done! 73 - Jeff KL2NL
KL7DRC.org went online on June 9th, 2020.
New content and features will be added daily as we build the site.
Please contact Jeff K (KL2NL) and/or Scott W (KL5AN) if you have any comments or ideas for KL7DRC.org.
On June 6, 2020 the following DARC members became hams! Congrats to all!
CONGRATULATIONS to our new hams that passed their FCC Technician license exam today! Welcome to the amateur radio community and we're very glad to have you as a part of the worldwide community of hams!
On May 29, 2020 Repeater 444.600 located on Miltan Ridge went online.